Yina Liu

Yina Liu

TWRI Faculty Fellow

yinaliu@tamu.edu (976) 862-8494

Dr. Yina Liu is a TWRI Faculty Fellow and an Assistant Professor of Oceanography at Texas A&M University. Her research focuses on understanding how natural and human-made organic compounds’ cycling affects biological and ecological processes and vice versa. These interconnected processes are critical drivers for organic carbon and contaminant cycling at regional and global scales.

Besides the typical organic carbon moieties (i.e., containing C, H, O, N, S, and P), she is particularly interested in compounds containing halogens due to their impact on atmospheric chemistry, carbon sequestration, and ecosystems and human health. Dr. Liu’s recent research contributes to understanding the distribution of PFAS in seawater and marine organisms in the Gulf of Mexico. Dr. Liu’s research on organic molecules in the environment also contributes to understanding water resource safety.

Dr. Liu studied Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. She received her Ph.D. in Oceanography at Texas A&M University and has also studied at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.